Share to Google Docs from Pages

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by cfs, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. cfs macrumors 6502a

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    Hi All,

    I was wondering if there was a way to share a file I created in Pages with Google Docs?

    Likewise, I was wondering if I could do this through Dropbox as well?

    Thanks,

    CFS
     
  2. patrickj macrumors regular

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    Pages doesn't let you share or export directly to Google Docs, so you're left with kind of clumsy methods if you have to start in Pages and get to Google Docs. For instance, you can email a Pages file to yourself, open it on the desktop and save it / upload it to Google Docs. Or email it to yourself, download it in the Mail app on the iPad and then choose to 'Open In' the Dropbox app, then use a 3rd party app like Office2 HD to access files from Dropbox and directly from your Google Docs account.

    If you don't need Pages, you may want to work just with Office2 HD.
     
  3. cfs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Bummer about Pages. I really liked it. How is Office 2HD? Do you like the interface? Is it smooth?
     
  4. patrickj macrumors regular

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    It's not as pretty as Pages, but it's a good app. Works well with Google Docs and Dropbox.
     
  5. PaulRidden macrumors newbie

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    Working with Google Docs in Pages and iWork

    I'm editing and saving files directly in Google Docs on Pages using the CloudDav service from SMEStorage (see: smestorage.com/wiki/clouddav). They charge $5 for unlimited use of this, but you can get it activated for free by purchasing their iSMEStorage App which costes $4.99 and comes free with this WebDav over Google Docs.
     
  6. laurenr, Mar 25, 2012
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    laurenr macrumors 6502a

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    You can send a Pages document directly to your Dropbox. Do the setup here, which will provide you with your own unique "send to dropbox" email address.
    Your file will appear in an "attachments" folder, in your dropbox:

    http://sendtodropbox.com/

    Trust me, this works like a charm!:)

    Edit: you can use this method in any App that supports the emailing of attachments, such as Photos.
     
  7. PaulRidden macrumors newbie

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    I'm not sure this really works for the solution required. How do you open files to edit from DropBox using pages in this ?
     
  8. laurenr macrumors 6502a

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    On the iPad, when a file is selected within the Dropbox App, an "open in..." menu pops up. You would the select Pages. Not a perfect solution, but workable. Unfortunately though, Pages will open a "copy", not the original file.
     

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